The Tao that can be talked about or put into words is not the eternal Tao. (1) (Towler translation)
It is serene. Empty.
Infinite. Eternally present.
It is the mother of the universe.
For lack of a better name,
I call it the Tao.
It flows through all things,
inside and outside, and returns
to the origin of all things. (25) (Mitchell translation)